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Do you get any subscription boxes?

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Emcont · 27/04/2020 19:16

If you do, what are they and are they worth what you pay?

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riotlady · 02/05/2020 13:06

We get a Riverford fruit and veg box- lovely stuff and the customer service is amazing.

I also get Birchbox which I really enjoy :) have been wearing some of my random lipsticks in lockdown


YouStupidBoy · 02/05/2020 13:32

@zozozoe do the Blurt boxes come in plain packaging or is it obvious what they are? (I am thinking about sending one to a colleague who has been confiding in me a lot and don't want to ask for her home address and spoil things, but don't want anything to come to work that might signal she's struggling in any way).


Pintsizedblondie197 · 02/05/2020 14:14

Would love to try a Bloom and Wild box. Anyone got a referral code I could use please? ☺️


Lordfrontpaw · 10/05/2020 17:15

Who said Oddbox? I’ve supposedly got one coming today but I have no idea when? How do you know when it’s arriving?

Pintsize - I started a thread yesterday about flower deliveries and think there’s a code on there.


RonSwansonIsBuff · 10/05/2020 17:18

I get a WufWuf box for my dog every month. He I loves it!


GinghamStyle · 26/05/2020 22:36

@OneMomentInHistory I subscribed to Leaf Envy after reading your post here. If you still haven’t signed up, here’s a discount code they’ve sent me today. Thank you for the recommendation! 🌿


helterskelter1 · 26/05/2020 23:27

I subscribe to Smol every month for my washing and dishwater tablets. I have been using them for 2 years now and would strongly recommend, we only get the non-bio as have young children but it gets rid of all stains, smells lovely and all packaging completely recycled. Very compact too so doesn't take up much space. You can get 50% off a trial box here


helterskelter1 · 26/05/2020 23:29

Sorry that actually links you to a free trial so you have nothing to lose! Smile


Zisforstripyoss · 26/05/2020 23:31

I get Graze every 2 weeks but they've been a bit samey recently. I love a lot of their stuff though, so I'm not complaining (even if DDs do snaffle my favourites!)


snowybean · 27/05/2020 00:09

I subscribe to a Look Fantastic beauty box. It's £13.95 each month and I always look forward to what the next one contains.

Five stars.


LycraLovingLass · 02/06/2020 22:16

I get simply cook which I love.

I used to get Glossy box but I got bored of it.

I want to try a Cohorted box but they are so expensive.


LonnyVonnyWilsonFrickett · 02/06/2020 22:26

Another vote for Craft Gin Club, we get it four times a year and it's good value but still feels like a treat.

DH gets Spicebox which is basically a box with a recipe and spices to make a full curry spread. We both love curry, he rarely cooks, so this is a way to get him in the kitchen really. There's always lots of sides and unusual bits, you just have to buy the fresh ingredients. We've found them very flexible, so if a few boxes have built up you can pause them for a bit.

We also get a monthly box of pork from a local farm.

I've tried Gusto and while I like the concept, I just couldn't get over the packaging. Tiny plastic bags of spices or pots of sauce, it made me feel a bit ill.

I got a pasta evangelist box as a lockdown treat and thought it was meh. Wouldn't bother again. And we did Beer52 for a while because we got a deal, but DH found the craft beers too up themselves. He's a simpler chap.


LonnyVonnyWilsonFrickett · 02/06/2020 22:27

Spice box =, sorry!

I got my mum a Bloom and Wild sub last Christmas and she loved it.


highmarkingsnowbile · 02/06/2020 22:41

Veg box, Graze box and Look Fantastic box for DD.


GrumpyHoonMain · 02/06/2020 22:55

Does anyone have a baking box?


pinktaxi · 03/06/2020 12:01

I used to get those little boxes with healthy snacks in them (forgotten name). You can buy them now in shops. Loved them, such a huge variety.


JulesJules · 04/06/2020 14:42

I'm looking up loads of these. Had no idea you could get subscription boxes of e.g. Japanese snacks! That's definitely on my list, maybe for D1 when she goes off to university.

I've given The Spicery as a gift which was apparently fantastic.

Craft gin seems to get a lot of votes Grin


Penguins1 · 06/07/2020 10:46

[quote Orangeblossom78]I would like to try a Blurt Buddy box has anyone tried one?

Self-care box for people with depression, but looks helpful in general for stress[/quote]
Orangeblossom, this looks fabulous. Did you sign up in the end?


cologne4711 · 06/07/2020 12:01

I like Latest in Beauty boxes as you can see what's in them, or choose the contents, depending on the box.

I used to have Graze boxes but decided they were too expensive.

I've also used Pact coffee but it always seemed quite weak and I had to use loads of it to get any flavour.


trebleclef101 · 06/07/2020 12:24

Look fantastic for me, although I've recently stopped it as I now have quite a backlog of stuff to use! Will probably get their advent calendar though.

Kiwi crate for DD, really good educational, making stuff sort of box. They have a number of boxes for different ages as well which is good, and you can switch your subscription between them at any time.

I dont get the subscription but I do have The Spicery 'Curry Legend' cookbook and spice mixes, and they're amazing. I love making a proper curry spread with 4 or 5 different dishes for me and DH every couple of weeks or so.

Going to be checking out some of the suggestions here later, love a subscription box!


lilyboleyn · 06/07/2020 12:31

I’ve had a few Blurt Buddy boxes. I really liked them but stopped getting them because there were quite a few books coming in them and I just didn’t have time to read them. They’re really nice as a special treat.


OkyDoke · 06/07/2020 12:37

We have a Yes Bebe book subscription for my three year old, we love it so much!

Also tried a couple of grown up book subs, Books That Matter and How Novel which have both been great!


OkyDoke · 06/07/2020 12:41 The childrens book one!


Welshmaenad · 06/07/2020 12:54

I get a treat box from TheVeganKind supermarket every month with loads of food and snacks and usually one non food treat included. I also get a monthly box of freeze dried fruit from The Rotten Fruit Box. I'm particularly addicted to their freeze dried peaches and figs.


Davodia · 06/07/2020 13:56

I also get Craft Gin Club. It’s good value unlike many other subscription boxes I’ve tried. I subscribe to Butternut dog food too and my dog loves it.

Things I’ve tried and didn’t like:

Beerbods - the beer was fine but I was disappointed that they sent the whole lot at once to save on postage, instead of spacing them out. It’s not a subscription if they send them all at once!

Cake Slice Club - each delivery was an individually wrapped slice no bigger than what you’d get at Starbucks. I was shocked to discover that my sister had paid nearly a tenner per cake slice! What a rip off.

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